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Councillor Karen Trench

How to contact me

I hold regular Advice Bureaux for constituents within the Perry Barr Ward.

You can visit me at my Advice Bureaux or contact me on the details below.

Councillor Karen Trench
Councillor Karen Trench
Postal Address Council House
Victoria Square
West Midlands
B1 1BB

All about me

Since being elected to the City Council in 2004 I have attempted to meet the needs and aspirations of the local community. I’ve welcomed the opportunity to work with community groups and develop services in the Perry Barr area.

My main interests are education, environmental issues and community based issues.

I strongly believe that Councillors should be active in the local community and positively respond to the concerns of residents.

Along with my colleagues Ray Hassall and Jon Hunt I keep in touch with residents by distributing regular newsletters which report back on the activities I have undertaken as your Councillor.

I also issue questionnaires on various subjects which allows me to build up a picture of resident’s views on local and sometimes national issues.

I have a good relationship with the police locally and I am pleased that crime levels are falling in Perry Barr. I am however not complacent and much more needs to be done to make our homes and streets safer.

I believe that as your Councillor I should be available to provide help and assistance on individual & community issues. If there is an issue that you would like me to take up on your behalf please do not hesitate to get in touch. I will try my very best to help.

It is quite common for me to be seen in the local area walking my two black greyhounds. When I’m recognised it is quite common for residents to come and talk to me (and the greyhounds). If you see me please come and have a chat including discussing any concerns that you may have regarding the local area and services provided by the council.

Council Service

Elected: Perry Barr Ward

Joined Council: 10 June 2004

Office Expires: 2018

Council Service: June 2004 to date

Political Party: Liberal Democrat

Committee Membership 2016-2017:
Education Awards (Review) Sub Committee

As well as Regulatory Committees and Overview & Scrutiny Committees, Councillors also serve on their respective Ward Committee/Forum and District Committee.

My Politics

Perry Barr Focus Team

Perry Barr Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats - Birmingham Party

Liberal Democrats - National Party

Statutory Register of Members Interests

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